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Our Health360 program offers nutrition education, obesity prevention classes, family cooking experiences, financial wellness, and social-emotional learning opportunities.   Classes have transitioned to VIRTUAL for this fall session.    All sessions are FREE and include a FREE $10 produce voucher with every class attended. Class size is limited and registration is required. All classes are evidence based and instructed by industry professionals. Partner organizations include Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, BayCare, University of Florida IFAS, and more.   Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/HSPSignUp  

  Join us for our next FREE Healthier Together Workshop to help get connected to your community and learn how to take action! Healthier Together aims to begin conversations and elevate health as a shared valued with local experts as well as St. Petersburg residents. Register today for this third workshop in a quarterly series of community engagement events.   bit.ly/HSPWorkshop   Presenters include: Brother John Muhammed - President, Childs Park Neighborhood Association Clayton Sizemore - Certified Yoga Instructor, Mindful Movement Florida Susie Ajoc - Community Service Director, City

Have you ever wondered if you’re cleaning your kitchen correctly? Think about it: your kitchen sink and sponge do some of the dirtiest work in your house! You can prevent foodborne illnesses and germs from spreading by cleaning where you prepare and consume food regularly and taking proper food safety precautions. Here are some tips and tricks to keeping a clean kitchen: 1. Wash your hands before preparing any food, whether for yourself, your family, or guests. You should wash your

Healthy St. Pete is a City of St. Petersburg initiative led by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department. The mission of Healthy St. Pete is to build a culture of health in our city by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a collaborative community effort. We work to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequities, and strive to implement policies and programs that give all citizens the opportunity to reach and enjoy optimal health. Healthier Together aims to begin

  In collaboration with the City’s Transportation and Economic and Workforce Development departments, Healthy St. Pete completed the City’s first Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in December 2019 on proposed complete streets modifications to 18th Avenue South. The HIA assesses the potential health impacts related to active transportation and physical activity in addition to the economic determinants of health, including evaluating the downstream health impacts of how Complete Streets could impact existing business, future development, and employment opportunities. The HIA report includes

  Healthy St. Pete is launching a new way to get engaged in your neighborhood and get a workout in at the same time. The Get Fit St. Pete program offers free monthly fitness classes in parks across St. Petersburg and the program is expanding with the addition of Neighborhood Wellness Champions. As a Neighborhood Wellness Champion you will be able to learn about and share health related resources in your community, meet new people, or organize a monthly walk in your

    By: Gail Eggeman, Director St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market   As the St Petersburg Saturday Morning Market begins its 17th season, it continues to make farm food affordable to folks in need in our community. With startup funding from the Allegany Franciscan Ministries in 2011 and a $10 match incentive, we launched what has been 9 years of successful food assistance programs amounting to over $350,000 of fresh, healthy food to St. Petersburg and beyond.   Our latest partner is Feeding Florida, Inc. They extend

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG Parks and Recreation Department   Healthy St. Pete Launches Healthier Together, Healthy St. Pete Ambassador Programs   St. Petersburg, FL (October 2019) – On Tuesday, October 8, Healthy St. Pete will launch the Healthier Together and the Community Ambassador Program, giving voice to community leaders and providing a new way for community members to interact.   Healthy St. Pete, working towards a culture of health, has created the Healthier Together Initiative. Healthier Together aims to begin conversations with local health

The Tampa Bay area is at the top of another list, but this time it’s not a list that we necessarily want to celebrate. However, it does deserve a call to action. Tampa Bay area is ranked number FOUR in a list of cities receiving the highest level of Ultra Violet (UV) exposure. UV light is an invisible, electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. We are just behind San Juan, Honolulu and Miami. The Vision Council compiled the list by analyzing data from the

The Community Resource Bus The Community Resource Bus is a partnership with the Department of Health - Pinellas (DOH - Pinellas), the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, and the St. Petersburg Police Department to help citizens understand community health and find public information to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Target Areas: Public health information - housing, children (daycare, WIC), dental, primary care, mental health, substance use, senior services, and food security Municipal information - Parks & Recreation, Codes, Law Enforcement (crime and